Articles tagged David Hunt

Page 12, September 1997

Team Lotus plans F1 comeback

Former racing driver David Hunt, brother of 1976 World Champion James, reaffirmed his intention, at last month's British Grand Prix, to take the Lotus name back into Formula I in 1999, five years after the collapse of the once-great factory team. Hunt, who bought the Team Lotus name from receivers in 1994, said that he has a £40 million budget "agreed, but not inked," and wanted to "end recent...

Page 102, November 2014

Lunch with... Kenny Bräck

He reached Formula 3, stepped back to Renault Clios and then went on to conquer Indianapolis... via an argument or two with Tom Walkinshaw Writer: Simon Taylor, Photographer: James Mitchell Every sportsman tends to be remembered, above all, for one particular achievement: one win, one record, one defining moment in his career. Kenny Bräck feels that most people primarily recall his victory in the...

Page 59, September 2002

The right track?

The right track? HENRI TOIVONEN CHARMING, FUN, AND SOARING star of the rally world. Youngest-ever winner of the RAC, unafraid of the brutal Delta S4, he was a future world champion until Lancia's outlandish Gp B pacesetter claimed his life, and his co-driver's, in 1986. The loss of this popular, personable man scrapped Gp B overnight. Henri would not have mourned it. For that wasn't where he had...

Page 22, October 1988

Formula 3000

Red flags, black marks TS Eliot once contended that "April is the cruellest month". He was wrong. August is worse. For the European Formula 3000 Championship, August 1988 was the blackest period since records began in March 1985. There were two races. Both were in Britain, both were a complete farce, and a total of four drivers were taken to hospital, two with serious injuries. Indeed, the latest...

Page 82, September 2013

Screen test

When James Hunt’s family assembled to watch Rush, Motor Sport was there to gauge the reaction Writer Rob Widdows One winter afternoon earlier this year, I went to the cinema in London. Not something I would normally do, but this was no ordinary visit. Invited by David Hunt, an old friend and James Hunt’s younger brother, I was at movie producer Working Title to watch Rush, academy award winner...

Page 5, February 1995

Part of a rich fabric

On the morning that this issue of Motor Sport closed for press. there was still hope that Team Lotus could be extant in 1995, albeit as part of a combined force. We're sure that there are many, like us, who have no wish to see the name disappear from Formula One, although equally we would prefer to see the marque return stronger and fitter in 1996 than to see it struggling along just for the sake...

Page 4, January 1995

The month in Motor Sport

November 17: Porsche unveils its new GT racer, the 450 bhp Turbo GT2, at the Essen Motor Show. 18: Ford Grand Prix applies for an official F1 entry with the FIA. It is the only new team to have done so by the deadline. 20: The Network RAC Rally starts in Chester. Colin McRae takes his now customary early lead. Father Jim heads the concurrent RAC International Historic Rally, but is eventually...

Page 6, January 1987

Wallace walkover

Andy Wallace faced his biggest challenge this season, if not of his career, when he flew out to the Far East to take part in the 33rd Macau F3 Grand Prix. The Lucas British F3 champion had dominated the national series, but faced his most important race yet in Macau when he took on 31 other drivers, which included one F1 driver, seven F3000 men and some of the best F3 talent in the world....

Page 12, December 2010

Lotus rocked by F1 team row

Tony Fernandes will be forced to rebrand Lotus Racing under a new identity if he loses a bitter war with Group Lotus over the use of the famous name. The extraordinary fight between the two parties came into focus when Fernandes announced that he had concluded a deal to use the Team Lotus name in 2011 with rights holder David Hunt. In fact he had no choice but to pursue an agreement with Hunt –...

Page 13, September 2010

In Brief

• The FIA is considering a licensing system for team members, which will allow it to hand out direct sanctions. That has not been possible previously, which is why in the case of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds last year the WMSC instead threatened penalties against teams, drivers or circuits who had anything to do with the former Renault men. • Pat Fry started work at Ferrari on July 1 in the...

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